|Hacking for humanity last weekend in Santiago|
No one has convened a rhok event in Minnesota yet, so I've never been able to join in the fun. But this year some great folks at the Latin American headquarters of Groupon in Santiago, Chile, donated their office space and their espresso machine to the cause. I packed up my laptop and took the two hour bus ride to town for 48 hours of Hacking for Good.
The hack we produced is a working prototype of a system (Mercado Esperanza -- Hope Market) for micro-enterprise organizations to help consumers find their clients. We also had a lot of fun and learned some new programming tricks, while doing live video interviews over the internet with similar rhok teams in Sao Paolo, Bogotá, Bueno Aires, and Seattle.
It was a great time, and I'm determined to help bring Random Hacks of Kindness to Minnesota next year.